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Medina County Community Fund Board

Board members serve without pay to help the fund continue impacting the lives of Medina County residents. 

The diversity of the board strengthens the fund's work in Medina County and provides a vast knowledge base. The following community leaders serve as board members. Click on their names for more information.

Bill Heck
President
Bill Heck

President and Fund Development Committee Chair
Global Client Director, BT Global Services

Bill Heck is the global client director for BT Global Services, an international telecommunications company, where he provides business and technology solutions to United States-based global clients. Bill has been deeply involved in the political landscape of Medina County, having previously served as a member of the Medina County Board of Elections. He continues his lifelong contribution to many community development activities. Bill attended the University of Cincinnati.

Brian Gale
Brian Gale

President, I.D. Images

Brian Gale is the president of I.D. Images, a label manufacturing company in Brunswick. He previously worked in investment banking, investment management and management consulting. Brian is active in the local community, serving on the boards of the Julie Billiart School and the Centers for Families and Children. He previously served on the board of the American Red Cross of Medina County. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Brian Gehman
Brian Gehman

Director of Finance, Christian Children's Home of Ohio

Brian Gehman is the director of finance at Christian Children's Home of Ohio, which provides counseling, residential care, home-based services, foster care and adoption services to local families and children. Prior to joining Christian Children's Home of Ohio, Brian spent 18 years working for nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., and eight years as the chief financial officer of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. He is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Terry Pfleiderer
Terry Pfleiderer

Grants Committee Chair
Senior Application Analyst, RPM International Inc.

Terry Pfleiderer develops and implements business systems for RPM International Inc., a Medina-based world leader in specialty coatings and sealants. He is a longtime member of the Cuyahoga Community College IT Advisory Committee and is the committee chairman of his local Cub Scout Pack. He previously served on the board of the Great Lakes Theater Festival and is a graduate of Leadership Medina County. Terry holds numerous professional and technical certifications from Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, AutoDesk, Hewlett-Packard, Bridgeport and the U.S. EPA.

Tim Smith
Tim Smith

Medina County Commissioner

Tim Smith is a member of the Medina County Board of Commissioners. He previously served as the economic development manager for the City of Brunswick, where he strategically cultivated business and community growth to the tune of $200 million. Prior to that position, he worked as a national sales manager for a computer company before moving to and falling in love with Brunswick and Medina County. Tim also served as a Brunswick city councilman for five years and became chairman of the economic development committee, where he successfully targeted medical and educational institutions. He is deeply involved in his community and is president-elect of the Brunswick Optimist Club, chairman of Bike Medina County and chairman of Medina County CAN.

Denise Testa
Denise Testa

Spring into Summer Chair
Director, University of Akron Medina County University Center

Denise Testa is the director of the University of Akron Medina County University Center, where she is responsible for the operation, management and community engagement of the center. She previously served as the center’s associate director of student services and chairperson of the Student Services Support Task Force. Denise is the board president of Leadership Medina County and was co-chair of her class project, Food for Families, which raised more than 16,000 pounds of food for the Coalition of Medina County Food Pantries. She has won numerous awards, including the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce’s “30 for the Future” award, which honors outstanding young professionals. Denise is an alumna of the University of Akron.

Steve Vojvodich
Steve Vojvodich

Marketing Committee Chair
Owner, C:DOX Marketing & Apparel

Steve Vojvodich is the owner of C:DOX Marketing & Apparel, a graphic design and printing company in Cleveland. He previously worked as a partner at Digital Print Solutions in Richfield, where he specialized in marketing and advertising. Steve is highly active in the Medina community, serving as the fundraising chair for the United Way of Medina County and as board president of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Steve is a graduate of Iona College in New York.